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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,348
    Kinda cute...typical German "tommy the toaster" styling for the 1960s.

    Pretty rare car for the US. I don't think I've ever seen this model. I suppose most have rusted away by now.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,385
    I wonder if they were sold here.

    Pretty though...a car being a hardtop gives it a head start on looking nice.
  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 22,567
    something about it makes me think of a combination of a '63 Dart hardtop and an Edsel! It might be nicer looking than a first-gen Corvair, but it ain't even close to the beauty of a '65-69! :P
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,348
    I like the Corvairs "grill-less" front end much better but not the slabs of stainless on the rear tail lights. An all-black Corvair is nice, very modern looking.

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    It's a BMW 3200CS from the early 60s. Stylistically this car married the strong front end of the BMW 503 with a Corvair inspired roof lines and rear.

    The 2000CS coupe that followed the 3200CS went all the way with a smooth pointy front end straight off the '65 'Vair, except for the BMW kidneys->

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    These were the first to use the famous Hofmeister kink on the C-pillar, perhaps to set them apart from Corvairs which they so closely resembled in profile.

    Eventually they " BMW-ized" the front end and came up with the beautiful 2800CS and 3.0CS/CSi/CSL coupes of the 1970s and set the tone for BMW styling until the Bangle era began.->

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Triumph Mayflower

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
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    Bob
  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,385
    Armstrong Siddeley something or other from the early postwar years (I like old Dinky toy cars, and I have one with that front end)
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Yep, Armstrong-Siddley.

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    :P Here's another->

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    vehicle is a Citroen Mehari, based on 2CV/Dyane underpinnings. I don't know if it had 4X4 or not but judging by the military markings on the nose, some did.

    Try this one but look carefully, it's not what it seems->

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,385
    Canadian Ford Meteor, c.1950
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    Right, Fin. It's a 49, virtually identical to a '50 or '51. Since you fly the Maple Leaf perhaps you can clarify whether the Meteor was sold as a Ford or a Mercury in Canada.

    This ad says Mercury and this one says Ford :confuse:

    It looks like a US Ford Custom with a Mercury grille. :D

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Ford = Meteor

    Mercury = Monarch

    Also GM and Chrysler had their own Canada-specific models too.

    http://www.cadvision.com/blanchas/54pontiac/differences.html

    Bob
  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    Also GM and Chrysler had their own Canada-specific models too.

    Yep, quite a few of 'em and with some interesting twists. Canadian Pontiacs of the '60s were built in lighter Chevy frames and used Chevrolet drivetrains, thus you could have a 1964 Pontiac Parisienne 409. With the body and trim of a Bonneville but the wheelbase and motor of an Impala.

    Other model names used by Pontiac in Canada were Laurentian, Acadian and Beaumont.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,385
    Yep, Ford Meteor, Mercury Monarch

    Does anyone know exactly why the big three did this stuff for Canada? I don't see the point.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 35,700
    I had a '67 2000CS... just about identical to your picture, other than color.. A neat car.. I owned it from '85 through 1990...

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  • oregonboyoregonboy Posts: 1,653
    It was 6-volt, wasn't it? I had a 1967 1600 and a '67 2000 4-door, both with 6-volt generators.
  • bumpybumpy Posts: 4,435
    Same reason we get stuff like the Pontiac Torrent and Buick Terraza: dealer networks. Lots of places would have either a Ford dealer or a Mercury dealer, or a Chevy dealer or a Pontiac dealer, but not both. Thus the rebadges which produced stuff like this:
    http://www.mercury-pickup.net/gallery/Mercurytrucks6768/1968_MercuryM100a?full=1
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 35,700
    Not mine.... it had a '69 engine swap, so they probably converted to 12-volt then..

    Also, big dual Webers that probably came off of a 911.. Bogged a lot until you got going, then did pretty well..

    I bought it off of a BMW mechanic that "restored" it (if you define that term loosely). I was naive and paid way too much, but not so much that it mattered in the long run..

    An independent Euro repair garage brokered a sale for me, when I got rid of it.. The guy that bought it, had them put a new Metric Mechanic engine and 5-speed tranny it.. I saw him going down the road in it about a year later... It was still sharp looking... A poor man's 3.0CSI

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    I thought my '65 VW bug was the last car to have a 6-volt system. :)

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    I'll bet it was only six volts too.

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    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    MG Magnette Farina MK III, circa 1959.

    http://www.mgcars.org.uk/farina/

    Bob
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 35,700
    That sucks... My friend that only lives a half-mile from me has one of those, and I didn't even recognize it...

    Of course, his is still in pieces... :surprise:

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,348
    They made an Armstrong Siddeley that looked just like that, too. Not a swell car.

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    for this style of Magnette; the top two images, not the bottom one.

    http://www.philseed.com/mg-magnette.html

    Bob
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 35,700
    Okay.. now I see why I didn't recognize the other Magnette... My friend has one of those top two.. I thought I was losing it for a minute... Even in pieces, I should be able to tell...

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,959
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,773
    Aston Martin Lagonda, circa 1976.

    Bob
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